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Who would be the closest to a god of wine in the Forgotten Realms? I'd prefer to stay within existing FR lore and not import Dionysus or somesuch god from "outside." Possible candidates: Chauntea, ...

My research indicates that the gods who were once mortals include the following: Azuth was once the mortal champion of Mystra and ascended to godhood after imprisoning Savras. Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul ...

I know about the Worldwound and the Eye of Abendego. But is there anything else mentioned in the official books in terms of consequences of Aroden's death on the world?

I'm the GM of a party. The cleric wants to become a Contemplative. There's a special restriction on that prestige class stating: Must have had direct contact with one's patron deity or a direct ...

I understand that the D&D deities of the multiverse and various setting pantheons are protected by copyright laws, as are official artworks, but is there anything prohibiting a hobbyist from ...

I have been researching to create a character background in D&D 5e of a Draconic bloodline sorcerer Tiefling noble (a stretch I know, but I have an idea to make it work). I cannot seem to find a ...

Going through Faiths & Avatars and its sorta-followup Powers & Pantheons I saw the various Specialty Priests listed there, and some of them looked pretty neat with all sorts of unique ...

Is there an example of a god changing alignment in the published lore of D&D settings? I'm brainstorming for a future campaign and want it to revolve around a Good or Neutral god of knowledge who ...

Can a deity use the Life And Death ability even if it is not in his Salient Divine Abilities list and his portfolio does not have the relevant Suggested Portfolio elements, like in this particular ...

I have a Cleric that I'd like to play, with a specific domain and playstyle, but funnily enough, I don't have a deity! I am using the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide for my decision. My cleric will ...

I am researching Baphomet and would like to include some of his demonic minions in a campaign. I have done some research and can only find information about more mundane threats such as Minotaurs, ...

I gave one of my players a handout of the major Gods in Faerûn as I am running Storm King's Thunder pretty soon. My player wants to be a Chaotic good paladin and is not interested in any of the ...

I am creating a campaign world that is supposed to be a “refuge from the gods”: no true deities can come here, no intervention in the affairs of mortals. People came here from the Forgotten Realms to ...

The time portfolio (not to be confused with the 3e+ time domain - I'm talking strictly about lore here) is one of the most elusive portfolios to track in Realms lore. From the Realms wiki on ...

Ok so I’m a new-ish DM. I’m not familiar with the lore of D&D 5e, like I don’t know a lot about gods or the pantheon or anything like that. However, I want to write a campaign where all of the ...

I've been wanting to simplify the general pantheon of 5th Edition down to 2 major moral forces, mirroring the horizontal spectrum of the alignment system: (Good [Neutral] Evil) It seems simple ...

I'm running the Rise of Tiamat campaign, and a fundamental question about when gods do/can and don't/can't interfere directly in mortal affairs (particularly via manifesting avatars on the Material ...

In 5th Edition Forgotten Realms, the designers' intent is that the gods have withdrawn from the world and for the most part leave mortals to make their own fate - Matt Sernett and Chris Perkins talk ...

I am DM'ing the official adventure "Expedition to the Demonweb Pits". As the game progresses the party (Human paladin, LG Dwarf cleric, N Human rogue) will find themselves in a situation where: My ...

I recently purchased the D&D 5e book Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and found the devils really interesting. I know there was a section in... 2nd edition(?) where there were no devils or demons ...

Is there a dwarven deity for whom the Light domain would be applicable? Obviously, with GM buy-in you can take any domain for any deity, but I'd prefer to create a thematically consistent character. I'...

Paladin 3 (Oath of Conquest) / Cleric 1 (Forge Domain) Source: Xanathar's Guide to Everything. How are character categories interpreted correctly? As a paladin, has he sworn an oath of Tempus and at ...

In an evil region or country, what is the motivation for people to follow evil gods? I get the whole worshiping-out-of-fear thing and the idea of appeasement, but are there any other models of society ...

I've been going through Google and I can't seem to find a legal deity listing for Adventurers League. What are the deities available to clerics? Are there any constraints, like choosing from ...

I'm writing my own D&D universe and there are two deities I've chosen from the official setting to incorporate: Lolth and the Cat Lord The Cat Lord seems to be depicted as a deity for the Tabaxi ...

I know in the first edition many gods were completely statted and presented in Legends & Lore, but the books I've found on gods in the second edition only have their avatars statted. This is kind ...

I was reading Volo's Guide to Monsters and came across the Bodak. The book says: A worshipper of Orcus can take ritual vows while carving the demon lord's symbol on its chest over the heart... I'...

Are any deities or similar powerful entities associated with incarnum, the magical substance from Magic of Incarnum that allows meldshapers to shape and bind soulmelds?

Can anyone help me because I can't find any reference to what, or how many Divine Spheres each Immortal allows to their clerics. I own the Karameikos, kingdom of adventure book, and it tells about ...

Are there rules for a warlock making a pact with a chaotic, evil, or chaotic evil god?

For example, if a paladin of Pelor starts beating beggars or orphans on a daily basis, threatening them so they don't talk about it to anybody, how would Pelor find out his worshiper is doing ...

Brigh is, according to the Pathfinder Wiki, the goddess of invention, and it seems that any construct that could be considered "alive" is of particular interest to her. On the other hand, Flesh ...

Asmodeus rules over the Nine Hells/Baator in their entirety - all of the other Archdevils answer to him. Which of the other Outer Planes, if any, are ruled/overseen by a single god or powerful entity? ...

Protection from Evil and Good states that it protects from aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead. What category do Gods fall into? Are they their own category? The origin of ...

Among players of various editions of Dungeons & Dragons, there is the idea that a deity's power, perhaps even existence, is derived from the number of people who worship them. A deity who gains ...

My character believes and accepts the fact that there are multiple deities responsible for creating and influencing the world. She acknowledges their existence, powers, capabilities, and the like, but ...

I am playing a Warlock who plans on turning on his Fiendish patron, and I was wondering if there were specific stats I should consider. Or if I could do this at all (kill him/her). Are there stats ...

I am going to be DMing a game in which the players all start as lesser gods in a pantheon of gods with 3 tiers. They start at the lowest tier in each of four branches of the pantheon, life, death, ...

Recently, a reoccurring antagonist in my campaign has stolen a reward from my players. The reward was meant to be gold, and an extremely potent and rare poison that kills on contact. I am planning to ...

Earlier editions of D&D had rules for how powerful deities were if you were ever to fight one, including class levels, statblocks and special powers. Does D&D 5th edition have any stats on ...

I am currently a player in a d&d 5e campaign in which we are going to use a homebrew god prestige class. My DM is homebrewing most of the gods (with stats that PCs can fight) from scratch and I ...

When reading in the DMG about the Nine Hells, I got curious what Asmodeus' powers actually might be. I was assuming I would find this in the MM, but I couldn't find even a hint. The section about the ...

I'm new to D&D and started with 5e. I was reading through the cleric class and it says that it's main purpose is to heal the party, but they also that they are chosen by a deity or god or they ...

I play dwarven paladin sworn to Haela Brightaxe (dwarven goddess of war luck). Now, our party is travelling and there are no dwarven settlements, we encounter human ones instead. So, obviously, there ...

I am helping one of my players make their character, a Dragonborn Ranger, and we are both struggling when discussing his god, so I have a couple of questions... Does the god need to share his ...

I have this idea for a godlike NPC. They will most likely be a noncombatant neutral party to the players. Basically an NPC that exists for the sake of introducing or advanding the plot. But there is ...

In the (A)D&D multiverse, when a deity gains believers, he/she/it also gains power. But how much might is gained as the number of followers increases? As an example, when Elan's puppet deity has ...

I have not read any book except the "Sword Coast Adventurers Guide" for 5e for FR-Lore. In my game the god "Amaunator" plays a huge role, but on the FR-Wiki page it says that Lathander and Amaunator ...

Are there any deities that my character would worship with his current beliefs? I am looking for any canon D&D 3.5e deity that hates other deities for abusing their power, or that hates the use of ...

My friend told me the story of Orcus cultists who had created a fake religion in order to invade the city only to have the god of that religion become a real god and defend the city against them. Are ...

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